An Adventure Flight is conducted under a Civil Aviation Regulation that allows approved operators of ex-military aircraft to take the public for flights for payment.  This allows enthusiasts to keep these aircraft flying by covering some of the costs of operating them.  The Adventure Flight scheme makes Australia one of the very few countries in the world where the general public has the opportunity to fly in ex-military aircraft easily and affordably.

Adventure Flight operators must be approved by the Australian Warbirds Association Limited (AWAL), and are regularly audited for compliance with government regulations and AWAL requirements.  Pilots of these flights must hold at least a Commercial Pilot's Licence, with a current medical certificate.